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Minner, Sam; Beane, Allan – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1985
Q-sort techniques can be used to verify and quantify the discrepancy between the way handicapped children see themselves and how they would like to be. Modifications of the approach may also be useful with parents, peers, or administrators. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Concept, Student Evaluation
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Mueller, Frances – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1992
Students (ages 8-17) in a hospital psychiatric unit used telecommunications to communicate with students in special education classrooms in several states. Benefits of participation in the electronic mail project included making bias-free impressions, improving grammar, and increasing letter length. This paper examines program operation and…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Hospitalized Children
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Romaneck, Greg M.; Kuehl, Robert – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1992
The provision of adequate sex education to students with learning disabilities, behavior disorders, and mild mental disabilities should be a part of a general education effort to acclimatize them to full social integration. This paper discusses teaching strategies, issues in developing a sex education curriculum, and personal traits of successful…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities
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Miller, James H.; Shiehl, Virginia – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1992
A list of materials and construction instructions are provided for making a Buzz Stick and Question Box, an inexpensive, technologically advanced teaching device that serves to reinforce classroom instruction with a self-correcting, independent activity. Any activity that uses a multiple-choice format is appropriate for the device. (JDD)
Descriptors: Construction (Process), Construction Materials, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
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Doremus, Wendy A. – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1992
This article provides an assessment tool and guidelines for creating instructional programing in aquatic skills development for children with disabilities functioning below levels required for most adapted beginning aquatics programs. It covers individualized goals and objectives, adjustment to the water, and specific aquatic skills. (DB)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Aquatic Sports, Developmental Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Roberson, Wynelle H.; And Others – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1992
The use of pictures in task analysis to teach complex tasks to students with multiple disabilities is detailed. The paper presents: benefits of picture task analysis as a receptive communication strategy, memory aid, and instructional efficiency; approaches to developing and implementing a picture task analysis; and a case study illustrating the…
Descriptors: Communication Aids (for Disabled), Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Leverett, Ralph G.; Diefendorf, Allan O. – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1992
Techniques to help students with language deficiencies include teacher-prepared aids to help individual work, such as marginal glosses, vocabulary guides, cued text, and advance organizers. Teacher-directed group activities include the structured overview, use of semantic webs, use of the language experience approach, and attribute/classification…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Classification, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
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Grossen, Bonnie; Carnine, Doug – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1992
This article presents and illustrates four text structure maps to help poor readers in comprehension. These patterns are: (1) the descriptive or thematic map; (2) the sequential episodic map; (3) the comparative and contrastive map; and (4) the problem/solution map. Guidelines are offered for sequencing instruction in the text maps. (DB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Mapping, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties
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Miller, Lamoine J.; Beattie, John R. – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1992
This article presents a lesson plan for teaching students the third of five steps for solving mathematical problems, "lining up a plan." Steps for teaching students to visualize the problem and draw a picture of the problem are given. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Problems, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Instruction
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Tripp, Amy – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1991
A teacher of students with hearing impairments outlines ways to integrate use of the scientific method into science laboratory experiences. A sample experiment is outlined, and the value of the applied science experiences for students who are concrete learners is stressed. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearing Impairments, Science Curriculum
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York, Jennifer; Vandercook, Terri – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1991
This article presents a four-step strategy for developing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for severely disabled learners based on principles of age-appropriate participation in regular classes and special education and related services provided in the regular school environment. Stressed are integration, individualization, teamwork,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Mainstreaming, Program Development
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Magliocca, Larry A.; Robinson, Nancy M. – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1991
The article describes a composite teaching method, the "I Can" strategy, based on methods used by general education master teachers with a history of success in working with at-risk students. Specific strategies are grouped under the following student skill areas: reading; responding to questions; taking risks in learning; and being a group…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Membership, High Risk Students
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George, Nancy L.; Lewis, Timothy J. – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1991
This program for reintegrating students with disabilities into the mainstream involves data-based decisions during the following phases: long-range planning, assessing the less restrictive setting, approximating new placement routines, assessing student readiness, the transition, followup, and evaluation. A checklist for assessing the less…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sasser, Ellis; Zorena, Nancy – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1991
The article describes use of storytelling activities integrated with reading and writing instruction for gifted students. Values of the approach include the real-life focus (students interviewed community adults); open-endedness (independent work was encouraged); task commitment; and skill enhancement in research, organization, and writing. (DB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
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Christof, Karen J.; Kane, Steven R. – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1991
Specific strategies are suggested to teachers attempting to establish relationships with autistic children. Strategies include understand what motivates the student; focus on the student's strengths; approach the student in nonthreatening ways; promote the student's sense of self-worth; and be aware that the student may attempt to relate through…
Descriptors: Autism, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
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